“That’s When Things Started to Change”

For every great societal challenge, there is a moment when we look back and say, “That’s when things started to change.” For our nation’s oral health crisis, that moment is now.

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WARNING: That Drink Contributes to Type 2 Diabetes

Do warning labels on sugary drinks (e.g., soda, energy drinks, and fruit drinks like Capri Sun and SunnyD) deter parents from buying them for their kids? Researchers have been investigating that question, and the results are in.

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Evidence-Based or Advocacy Communications?

“How do we stay true to scientific rigour while communicating scientific results in ways that help influence publics and create big impacts?” Science communicator Susan MacMillan of the International Livestock Research Institute explored this question in a recent opinion piece, which is discussed and linked to in this post.

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Spotlight on a Local Partner: Edu-Futuro

Though our work takes us around the world, some of our favorite projects are a lot closer to home—in our own backyard, in fact. Educación Para Nuestro Futuro (Edu-Futuro), based in Arlington, VA, is a perfect example. Read on to learn about their work.

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How Prepared Is Your State for an Outbreak?

According to a leading voice in public health, the answer to that question is “not as prepared as it should be,” no matter where you live. And some states are significantly less prepared than others.

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Our Creative Portfolio

Videos, graphics, gifs, Twitter, blog posts, websites – these days, there are so many ways to communicate beyond traditional media, and Burness does ‘em all. To showcase some of our recent creative work, we’ve put together a new creative portfolio.

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Ending the Drought in Agriculture Research Funding

In the 1940s, almost 40 percent of the U.S. government’s research budget was focused on agriculture. Today, only two percent is. This decrease is not just an issue for farmers; it’s dangerous for all of us who depend on agriculture to put food on the table.

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Unexpected Climate Heroes Fêted in Paris

Known as the “Academy Awards for Sustainable Development,” the high-profile Equator Prize ceremony awards indigenous and local communities worldwide who have made major strides against climate change in their own backyards. Hosted by actor and activist Alec Baldwin, this year’s event packed Paris' Théâtre Mogador with 1,500 people, including over 50 journalists.

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All About Forests and Farms at the Climate Talks

In the midst of the United Nations climate change conference in Paris, hundreds of leaders gathered for the Global Landscapes Forum, a major side event focused on the role that farms and forests play in causing and preventing the changing climate.

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#StandWithForests

For the first time in history, a climate agreement, signed in Paris, commits nearly every country in the world to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And forest loss, which contributes about 11 percent of global emissions, was a central focus of the discussions.

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